The rocket made its first flight in June 2010 and has since flown over 100 times, delivering cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), deploying satellites, and even launching astronauts to the ISS as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The Falcon 9 is also designed to be reusable, and SpaceX has successfully landed the first stage of the rocket multiple times.
One of the major innovation of SpaceX is the development of reusable rockets, which is a key aspect in reducing the cost of space travel. The company has developed the technology to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth after launch, and it has also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon Heavy, which is the world’s most powerful operational rocket. This has been a major achievement for the company and is expected to significantly reduce the cost of launches in the future.